Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gratitude For All Things Roman

Glimpses of the other side of Rome: In St. Peter's, Pope John XXIII; outside, members of the Swiss Guard. Their 500th anniversary.

One of the hundreds of halls in the Vatican Museum; one of Rome's famous outdoor plazas. This one was a kind of artist's colony but I was struck by the balconies of the apartments that surrounded it. They were stunning and this was just November. In the summer they must be breathtaking.

And just one more thing: What was my favorite experience of all during my one-week trip to Rome? This.